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Fleury earns league-leading eighth shutout as Penguins blank Flames 4-0

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury grabs the puck during the second period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury grabs the puck during the second period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby, left, celebrates his goal with Chris Kunitz during the second period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby, left, celebrates his goal with Chris Kunitz during the second period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Simon Despres, left, checks Calgary Flames Lance Bouma during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Pittsburgh Penguins Simon Despres, left, checks Calgary Flames Lance Bouma during the first period on an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Marc-Andre Fleury got his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season and Sidney Crosby contributed two goals and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 Friday night.

David Perron and Brandon Sutter also scored for Pittsburgh, which moved past the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.

Mired in a mini-slump with two assists in his last six games, Crosby was the best player on the ice — along with Fleury, of course. Crosby moved into fourth place in NHL scoring with 56 points.

The Penguins outplayed the Flames, who entered having won eight of their last 10, and Fleury made 21 saves to surpass Tom Barrasso's club record for shutouts in a season.